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Wi-fi web reaches farmers in Peru LONDON, UK 16 December 2004 By APCNews

A network of community computer centres, linked by wireless technology, is providing a helping hand for poor farmers in Peru. The initiative is being coordinated by APC member in Peru, Cepes. The BBC Online reports.

APC’s Latest Annual Report: 2003 - The year technology policy became social policy MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 07 December 2004 By APCNews

APC’S latest annual report includes APC’s advocacy work for WSIS and other major highlights as well as achievements from APC members on five continents building of a better world for all through technology. Find out more about it and then download the full report!

"Jambo, OpenOffice!" Launch of Swahili Free and Open Source  Software
"Jambo, OpenOffice!" Launch of Swahili Free and Open Source Software 06 December 2004

Alberto Escudero longtime APC collaborator is localising OpenOffice.org and other open software to Swahili, the lingua franca of East Africa, spoken by almost 100 million people. The software has just been released.

Tell me more about RSS
Tell me more about RSS 30 November 2004 By APCNews

Using RSS technology, it’s now possible to get news headlines from APC and APC member websites direct to your desktop. News feeds available cover a rich variety of civil society concerns –from the environment in Bulgaria, to human rights in Spain, to peace campaigning in the USA, to monitoring a...

APC endorses open letter to the European Parliament, asked by EU governments to vote on mandatory finger-printing and biometric
APC endorses open letter to the European Parliament, asked by EU governments to vote on mandatory finger-printing and biometric 29 November 2004 By APCNews

Privacy International (PI), alongside with Statewatch and European Digital Rights, called to endorse an open letter to the European Parliament. The submission will be made on Tuesday 30 November and PI are accepting signatures until Monday 29 November. The European Parliament will most likely vote ...

300-strong partnership strengthens civil society voice in the Congo
300-strong partnership strengthens civil society voice in the Congo 29 November 2004 By APCNews

In 2003, together with more than 300 local partners, Alternatives launched a portal in the Democratic Republic of Congo . The project empowers local civil society groups to present and promote their activities and perspectives, which is particularly important in the current period, where civil socie...

Cooperation improves information-sharing in Peru’s rural communities
Cooperation improves information-sharing in Peru’s rural communities 29 November 2004 By APCNews

Together with a collective of twenty organisations and networks working to protect Peru’s wildlife and flora, CEPES developed the Peruvian Environmental Portal. The portal systematises information to really take advantage of the information available and improve dissemination.

Gender and ICT network in Senegal lays out its plan of action for 2003–05
Gender and ICT network in Senegal lays out its plan of action for 2003–05 29 November 2004 By APCNews

The Gender and ICTs Network came about following a workshop on the gender dimensions of ICT policies in Senegal, held in November 2002. Regentic, as the network is also known, is working to promote gender analysis of the ICT sector in Senegal and initiate a dialogue process between the regulation au...

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